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Folding fan: M.212-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Folding fan of silk, double leaf. With three applied coloured mezzotints, and sequin embroidery.
Sticks of pierced wood, guards of cut steel backed with foil. Paste rivet.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards composed of foil ( backing) steel Length 29.0 cm
Sticks composed of wood
Rivet composed of paste
Leaf composed of silk

Materials used in production

Sequins

Techniques used in production

Embroidery

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.212-1985
Primary reference Number: 117797
Old catalogue number: DR 22/276
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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